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Information relating to Patient Feeding and Retail Catering

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Dear East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust,

I would be grateful if you could provide me under the Freedom of Information Act, details in respect to the contracts below.

Retail Catering Services / Patient feeding services
1. The name and contact details for the Chief Executive?
2. The name and contact details for the Director of Finance?
3. The name and contact details for the Director of Estates and Facilities?

Retail Catering
4. The name(s) of the company(ies) who currently provides retail catering at the hospital?
5. How many retail catering outlets are there in the hospital and which caterers run them (if different)?
6. Is this a single service contract or part of an IFM contract? If so, who is the FM provider and what other services are included?
7. The types of outlets e.g. coffee shop, restaurant etc
8. When was the contract last tendered?
9. How long was the contract awarded for?
10. When does the contract expire?
11. Is there an option to extend and if so for how long?
12. At the last tender which suppliers applied for inclusion on each retail catering contract? Of these, which were successful at PQQ & ITT stages?
13. Has a decision been made yet on whether the contract is being extended or renewed?
14. What is the average sales turnover per annum for all the outlets combined?

Patient Feeding
15. Who provides patient feeding within the hospital?
16. If this is run in house is the trust willing to consider outsourcing?
17. If outsourced, is this a single service contract or part of an IFM contract? If so, who is the FM provider and what other services are included?
18. When was patient feeding services last tendered or reviewed?
19. What is the Contract Length?
20. When does the contract expire?
21. Is there an option to extend and if so for how long?
22. What is the annual turnover per annum for patient feeding?
23. At the last tender which suppliers applied for inclusion on the patient feeding contract? Of these, which were successful at the PQQ & ITT stages?
24. Has a decision been made yet on whether the patient feeding contract is being extended or renewed?

Additional Questions
25. How many beds are there in the hospital? If there is more than one hospital in the trust, please can you breakdown the number of beds per hospital building?
26. How many staff work in each hospital?

For clarity, the details of the successful and unsuccessful suppliers are kept in the strictest confidence. All these details are only used to help in potentially bidding for these contracts. I would be very grateful if you would provide the details which gives us more information about how the hospital operates.

Yours faithfully,

David Roberts

FOI (EAST KENT HOSPITALS UNIVERSITY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Roberts

 

Thank you for your email of 17 July 2019 where you requested information
as per your email below.

 

From our preliminary assessment, it is clear that we will not be able to
answer your request without further clarification. 

 

Further information is required in order to identify and locate the
information you have asked for.  We would be grateful if you could clarify
the following information:

 

Please could you explain what you mean by 'patient feeding'.

 

Once you have clarified your request, we will be able to begin to process
your request.  If we do not receive clarification within three months your
request will be considered to have lapsed. (Under section 1(3) of the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), a public authority need not comply with
a request unless any further information reasonably required to locate the
information is supplied).

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Loraine Keeler

For Freedom of Information Office

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Email:  [1][East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust request email]

Telephone for Freedom of Information advice & assistance: 01227 206677

 

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If your e-mail is a request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, please forward to [3][East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust request email]

 

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Dear FOI (EAST KENT HOSPITALS UNIVERSITY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

Loraine
Thank you for the request of additional clarification and sorry for the delay in responding. By patient feeding we mean the feeding of the patients in the hospitals on a day to day basis. Retail catering relates to the commercial outlets, cafes, restaurants at the hospital.
I hope that this provides further understanding and I look forward to receiving your response.

Yours sincerely,

David Roberts

FOI (EAST KENT HOSPITALS UNIVERSITY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear David

 

Thank you for the clarification.  We will now process your request.  We
aim to respond to you within 20 working days from receipt of your
clarification.

 

Kind regards

Loraine

 

Loraine Keeler

For Freedom of Information Office

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Email:  [1][East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust request email]

Telephone for Freedom of Information advice & assistance: 01227 206677

 

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FOI (EAST KENT HOSPITALS UNIVERSITY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Roberts

 

Thank you for your email of  17 July 2018 & clarification of 27 August
2019  where you requested information about Retail Catering & Patient
Feeding Services.

 

We can confirm that East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
(EKHUFT) holds the information you have requested and is set out in the
attached response.

 

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information we supply to you under FOIA should be for your personal use.
  

 

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obtained.   

 

Information released under FOI can be re-used free of charge under an open
government licence.  A copy of this licence can be found via the link
below:

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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Loraine Keeler

For Freedom of Information Office

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Email:  [4][East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust request email]

Telephone for Freedom of Information advice & assistance: 01227 206677

 

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